Syracuse uses big first quarter run to defeat Providence

Syracuse attackman JoJo Marasco looks to score against Villanova
Syracuse has struggled in the 2016 season

A quick take on Syracuse’s 18-9 win over Providence:

WHAT HAPPENED: The Frairs’ Andrew Barton scored the first goal of the game to give Providence an early lead. From there, the Orange scored six unanswered goals to end the quarter, and took an 11-2 lead at half after the Orange went on a 5-0 run. The teams played even through the second half, as Providence was able to make some headway against the SU reserves. Syracuse improved to 5-0 all time against the Friars, and improved to 5-1 (2-0 Big East) on the season.

Syracuse attackman JoJo Marasco looks to score against Villanova
Syracuse improved to 5-1 on the season

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WHAT IT MEANS: The biggest story line from the night came from between the pipes. Dominic Lamolinara was named the starting goalie for the first time this season, and delivered with 11 saves in 48 minutes. It was his second straight win, as he came into relieve Bobby Wardwell during SU’s big win over Johns Hopkins over the weekend. Wardwell and Ben Romagnoli also saw minutes in net.

STAR GAZING: While redshirt sophomore Henry Schoonmaker notched his first career hat trick with three goals, the Orange once again proved how balanced of a team they are. Eleven different players scored, as SU shot 48 percent for the game, and was also 3 for 5 in extra man opportunities. For Providence, Barton finished with 2 goals and an assist.

WHAT’S NEXT: Syracuse will travel to Pennsylvania to play Villanova on Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]